have been on, which is to try to address that situation. >> i understand that, as you say, if it affects their economy and demand is reduced, that obviously affects the global economy and there's not that much, i would perceive, and if you disagree, say so, that we can do about that. but are there -- you obviously are taking all the steps you believe you can and that are prudent in order to create a firewall around our financial sector, is there anything we should be doing in that regard, meaning congress? >> unfortunately, as you pointed out at the beginning, we are kind of innocent bystanders here. we the federal reserve, the treasury and others, have, you know, been consulting with and been kept informed by our european colleagues. i am persuaded that they are very much aware of the risks you know, associated with the situation. they are committed to trying to address it.